Award winning singer/songwriter Anna van Riel is no stranger to performing for couples on their big day. Not only has she sung many a blushing bride up the aisle, Anna is also renowned for the personalised songs couples commission her to sing for their big day.

With a variety of packages available, Anna aims to cater to your wedding day musical needs. Her solo performance is the perfect choice for those truly intimate moments at your wedding, and Anna also performs with the added dynamic of pianist David Baker and violinist Johanna Hansen, to bring strength and body to your favourite romantic songs.

The effervescent songstress combines folk melodies with acoustic guitar and ukelele to create a uniquely stunning sound that has been likened to Joni Mitchell meets Alison Krauss.

As well as taking the awkwardness out of wedding rehearsals with her relaxed and practiced approach, Anna provides her own PA and performs a selection of well-known covers and catchy originals that create a warm and magical atmosphere, perfect for your special day.

Wanaka Wedding entertainer Anna Van Riel for your weddingThere's nothing quite like having someone sing your bride up the isle and into your arms. Anna specialises in bringing that emotive and memorable magic to your ceremony, followed by a summery, feel-good collection of contemporary covers and originals to entertain you and your guests over canapés.

Hi Anna.
Thank you so much for being part of our special day. You and Robert were amazing! From the rehearsal to the day and singing our wedding songs, we were absolutely stoked and everyone was blown away by your voice! You made everything perfect xx 
Paul and Tarryn Sumner


Songs Anna performs:

  • Latch- Sam Smith
  • The Wedding Song- Angus and Julia Stone
  • Over the rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo`ole's
  • Fly me to the Moon (ukulele)
  • Dock of Bay - Otis Redding
  • Summertime- George Gershwin
  • All I want is you (ukulele)- Barry Louis Polisar
  • So True- Black Seeds
  • Make you feel my love - Bob Dylan
  • What a Wonderful World (ukulele)- Louis Armstrong
  • ... and many more

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Contacting Anna


To contact Anna directly about music for your wedding day
phone 027 367 9940


Our wedding was all about family & Anna recognised that and made our night so special. We had a fantastic time!
Olivia and Glenn McBride
I was fortunate enough to be celebrant at a wedding in Wanaka where Anna performed. The guests all had a good cry for joy when the couple said 'I do' after which Anna launched into her song 'Coming Home'. It was so stunning that the guests were still bawling after that. It was a fantastic moment that made that wedding particularly memorable for me in my position.
Rosie Halligan, Celebrant.
We had Anna van Riel sing while we signed the registry on our wedding day. The song was written by Anna especially for our day and was an amazing gift that friends and family were able to share with us at an incredible moment in our lives. I remember it every time I hear our song and love the feeling of uniqueness it brings.
Elizabeth Murch
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